East Providence 76 Exceptional
East Providence Livability #7 ranked city in Rhode Island#6,498 ranked city in the USARanks better than 77% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ East Providence Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F East Providence Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Rhode Island
East Providence
11111% more expensive than the US average
Rhode Island
11515% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
East Providence cost of living
A+ East Providence Crime Total crime is 37% lower than Rhode Island
Total crime
1,18954% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8554% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
East Providence crime
D+ East Providence Employment Household income is 10% lower than Rhode Island
Median household income
$52,5505% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,4385% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%15% higher than the US average
East Providence employment
C+ East Providence Housing Home value is 13% lower than Rhode Island
Median home value
$206,70012% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9104% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
East Providence real estate or East Providence rentals
F East Providence Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Rhode Island
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
28%43% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:13% lower than the US average
East Providence K-12 schools
A+ East Providence User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in East Providence
Overall user rating
84% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
71% 1 total surveys
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      Living in East Providence, RI

      East Providence is a mid-sized city located in the state of Rhode Island. The city has a population of 47,260 people. In East Providence, there are 3,562 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of East Providence residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in East Providence, Rhode Island could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around East Providence, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education, employment and more.

      Using data and statistics East Providence has received a livability score of 70/100. This score is ranked in the 62nd percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. East Providence ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (A+). On a more negative note, East Providence does not have favorable ranks for the following: cost of living (F) and education (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in East Providence, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in East Providence: Looff Carousel at Crescent Park, Comedy Connection, and Cape Verdean Museum.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. East Providence gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 145 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in East Providence. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in East Providence are affordable. Median real estate prices in East Providence come in at $206,700, which is 13.2% lower than the Rhode Island average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In East Providence, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 4.9% lower than the Rhode Island average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in East Providence will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In East Providence, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.1%.

      East Providence transportation information

      StatisticEast ProvidenceRhode IslandNational
      Average one way commute23min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.4%79.8%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.2%8.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%2.8%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%3.8%2.8%
      Working from home1.7%3.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)1354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)2711

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      Source: The East Providence, RI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).